chicken with cocci?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by frizzychicken1, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. frizzychicken1

    frizzychicken1 New Egg

    Jul 12, 2011
    I have researched on your website and found that my chicken probably has cocci (red poop and lathargic). Can anyone tell me what Sarasota vet will test the chicken poop I collected and where I can get the chicken medicine? I am worried the chicken may not make it through another day. I read on your site to try yogurt, but I can't get the chicken to eat it.
    Thank you for your help.
  2. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH

    Hi there!

    If after researching you feel your chicken has cocci, I would just start administering meds rather than waiting for a vet to test a fecal sample.

    I'm dealing with this too with my chicks. I just got back from Tractor Supply with Corid in hand. You can also use Sulmet, but Corid is preferred (and far less expensive). I think most feed and farm supply stores carry it. I'm using 3/4 - 1 1/2 tsp per quart of water.

    I hope your chick recovers quickly!

    ETA: If you'd rather see a vet, check out the VCA website. They have many locations in FL, and offer a coupon for a free exam. My local VCA has two avian specialists.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Agree - get yourself some Corid fast.

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